There are few books on arranging and orchestration, fewer yet that are recent, and none that explain the process easily in a fun-to-read fashion. This book demonstrates how to take a simple composition and arrange it for different types of instrumental and vocal ensembles. The same song is used as an example throughout the entire book, and a variety of different types of arranging are covered.
*For musicians playing in any type of band, songwriters and composers, and students learning the art of arranging and orchestration
*Follow-up to The Complete Idiot?s Guide® to Music Composition and the bestselling The Complete Idiot?s Guide to Music Theory
*Combines essential reference material with progressive practical examples
*One composition is used throughout the book and CD to demonstrate different types of arrangements